people management Tag

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Ten things I have learned about leading and managing teams

Let’s be honest. The point at which you start managing others and not just looking after your own workload is a pretty big change. Maybe not quite what having kids is like but actually similar in some respects. More to think about. More sleepless nights....

The people business

I mailed Google last week. A technical question about geo-targeting in AdWords. They mailed back. No complacency. No avoiding the question. No generic waffle.  Sure they are a sales orientated organisation but you feel like they are listening and they care about what you are...

Three is a magic number

Not sure why but I have for a long time talked about things in threes. Three most important things.  Three things we need to do this week.  Three reasons why.   Yes, the things we work on can get complicated - but only if you let...

Sprint and huddle – a project managment technique

Although not a natural ‘joiner inner’ I’ve long since loved working on projects as part of a team - preferably a small one. Something between 3 -7 is my optimum or comfort zone. I’d never stopped to think about this. All I knew is that...